Please consult the OU's guidelines for checking fruits and vegetables.

Poppy Seed and Chicken Pasta (meat)

Eileen Goltz. | Meat

Fresh Green Onions (also called scallions) require insect infestation inspection. Please see “Special Instructions below:

Ingredients

12 ounces bow tie pasta, cooked and drained
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 (6-ounce) dried cranberries or cherries
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green onion
3 ounces slivered almonds
4 to 6 ounces poppy seed dressing
Salt and pepper, to taste


Instructions
Scallions or Green Onions Insect Infestation: Light green or brown thrips may occasionally be found between the green branches where they protrude from the bulb. Less frequently, they can be found crawling on the outside or inside of the long green shoots. Inspection: 1. A vertical cut should be made from the top of the scallion’s green shoot to the bottom of the bulb. Examine three scallions from each bunch, paying careful attention to the area between the branches that protrude from the bulb. 2. If no insects are found, wash thoroughly under a heavy stream of water or power hose and use. 3. If insects are found in a scallion, the entire bunch must be checked. The affected scallion must be discarded.